Ricoh Open, s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, ATP 250

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  1. Billie

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    DATE: 06 Jun - 12 Jun 2016
    SURFACE: Grass
    PRIZE MONEY: €566,525
    FIELD SIZE: 28
    DEFENDING CHAMPION: Nicholas Mahut

    Seeds:

    1. David Ferrer
    2. Bernard Tomic
    3. Ivo Karlovic
    4. Steve Johnson
    5. Sam Querrey
    6. Andreas Seppi
    7. Gilles Muller
    8. Nicolas Mahut

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    The Tournament:

    The Ricoh Open is one of seven tour-level events played on grass, and hosts both the men's and women's tours in the opening week of the grass-court swing.

    David Ferrer and Bernard Tomic head the field as the grass court swing begins.



    About s-Hertogenbosch

    s-Hertogenbosch: literally "The Duke's Forest" in English, and historically in French: Bois-le-Duc) is a city and municipality in the southern Netherlands. It is the capital of the province of North Brabant. In speech, the Dutch seldom use the formal 's-Hertogenbosch but rather the colloquial Den Bosch. Den Bosch means "The Forest". The duke in question was Duke Henry of Brabant, whose family had owned a large estate at nearby Orthen for at least four centuries. He founded a new town located on some forested dunes in the middle of a marsh. At age 26, he granted 's-Hertogenbosch city rights and the corresponding trade privileges in 1185.

    The birthplace and home of one of the greatest painters of the northern Reneissance, Hieronymus Bosch, 's-Hertogenbosch suffered a catastrophic fire in 1463, which the then (approximately) 13-year-old Bosch probably witnessed; presumably, this fire provided inspiration for the fiery hell-scapes that would later make Bosch famous.

    The city has its own food speciality, the Bossche-Bol—effectively a giant profiterole, somewhat larger than a tennis ball, which is filled with whipped cream and coated with chocolate. The spoken language is Maaslands (The variant spoken in 's-Hertogenbosch is called Boschwhich is placed among the Central North Brabantian dialects, although other classification systems also describe it as East Brabantian), which is very similar to colloquial Dutch.

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    Nice write up Billie :)
     
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    ferrer's 1st match here will be his 1'000th singles match (I think lol).
     
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    The Draw:

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    Results from the Den Bosch Open Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday
    Dudi Sela (Israel) beat Dennis Novikov (U.S.) 7-5 6-7(6) 7-6(5)
    7-Gilles Muller (Luxembourg) beat Robin Haase (Netherlands) 7-6(7) 6-4
    Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (Spain) beat Vasek Pospisil (Canada) 7-6(7) 6-2
    Adrian Mannarino (France) beat 6-Andreas Seppi (Italy) 6-4 6-4
    Tatsuma Ito (Japan) beat Ivan Dodig (Croatia) 6-3 1-6 6-0
    Daniil Medvedev (Russia) beat Horacio Zeballos (Argentina) 6-3 6-1
    Igor Sijsling (Netherlands) beat Inigo Cervantes (Spain) 6-4 6-0
     
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    Gilles Muller might go far here.
     
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    Absolutely. I think I have him going deep in the draw as well.

    I lot of people missed on making the picks for this week's tournaments.
     
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    Mahut beat PHM
     
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    Results from the Den Bosch Open Men's Singles Round 2 matches on Wednesday

    Stefan Kozlov (U.S.) beat 4-Steve Johnson (U.S.) 6-3 6-4
    5-Sam Querrey (U.S.) beat Tatsuma Ito (Japan) 6-3 6-4
    2-Bernard Tomic (Australia) beat Aljaz Bedene (Britain) 6-4 6-3
    8-Nicolas Mahut (France) beat Paul-Henri Mathieu (France) 4-6 6-1 6-4



    Good result for young Stefan Kozlov... the baby-faced assassin and a rising star who beat No.4 seed Steve Johnson.
     
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    Results from the Den Bosch Open Men's Singles Round 2 matches on Thursday

    1-David Ferrer (Spain) beat Dudi Sela (Israel) 6-4 6-4
    3-Ivo Karlovic (Croatia) beat Igor Sijsling (Netherlands) 7-6(4) 7-6(5)
    Adrian Mannarino (France) beat Daniil Medvedev (Russia) 6-4 6-2
    7-Gilles Muller (Luxembourg) beat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (Spain) 7-5 6-1


    David Ferrer and Gilles Muller progress.
     
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    Muller beat Ferru and "ll meet Karlo in semi
     
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    Results from the Den Bosch Open Men's Singles matches
    Quarterfinal

    5-Sam Querrey (U.S.) beat Stefan Kozlov (U.S.) 6-3 6-0
    7-Gilles Muller (Luxembourg) beat 1-David Ferrer (Spain) 4-6 6-4 7-6(5)
    3-Ivo Karlovic (Croatia) beat Adrian Mannarino (France) 6-3 6-4
    8-Nicolas Mahut beat 2-Bernard Tomic (Australia) 6-7 6-4 6-2



    Bernard Tomic's dismal 2016 campaign continue with a defeat to Nicolas Mahut.
     
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    I'd like to see a Muller/Querrey final but these semis are close to call.
     
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    Results from the Den Bosch Open Men's Singles Semifinal matches on Saturday

    8-Nicolas Mahut (France) beat 5-Sam Querrey (U.S.) 6-7(5) 6-4 6-4
    7-Gilles Muller (Luxembourg) beat 3-Ivo Karlovic (Croatia) 7-6(5) 7-6(4)
     
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    Ricoh Open, Den Bosch Final

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    Gilles Muller (7) v Nicolas Mahut (8)

    H2H: Mahut leads 4-2

    2011 Courmayeur Challenger F Hard Nicolas Mahut Gilles Muller 7-6(4) 6-4
    2010 Cherbourg Challenger F Hard Nicolas Mahut Gilles Muller 6-4 6-3
    2007 Orleans Challenger QF Hard Nicolas Mahut Gilles Muller 7-6(4) 6-4
    2003 Bronx Challenger R32 Hard Gilles Muller Nicolas Mahut 6-7(3) 6-3 6-2
    2003 Napoli Challenger R32 Clay Gilles Muller Nicolas Mahut 4-6 6-3 6-4
    2003 France F7 Futures R16 Hard Nicolas Mahut Gilles Muller 6-4 6-4

    Src: http://www.stevegtennis.com/
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    Fancied Muller to do well here from the start. Mahut is no pushover on grass though and leads the H2H although they haven't met on turf before and the last meeting was 5 years ago.

    Muller in straight sets. Who's your pick?
     
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    Billie called Muller early on, so I'm going with her. I feel a little bad, as it's hard not to think of the Frenchman as "the long-suffering Nicolas Mahut." And he's going to feel good about that h2h.
     
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